Facebook is shown to have aggressively sought avenues to get children to utilize its Messenger Kids app while playing on play dates in a shocking set of internal documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. According to the documents, Facebook was enraged by the fact that when children are together, they verbally communicate and interact with each other rather than employ their phones, which he remarked, "I'm sure they're children." Unfortunately, Facebook recognized this situation as a challenge and began looking for ways to utilise play dates to drive word of hand/growth. Actual formulation. Via WSJ:
We're talking elementary school students who Facebook hopes to convert into power users who stare at phone screens instead of laughing and playing while with their friends, so we've got a record of tweens categorized as ages 10 to 12. Here's an opportunity to see real tobacco executive vibes on display.
Following a slew of backlash, Facebook put its plan for Instagram Kids on hold, according to the WSJ statement. Learning that the technology firm has been trying to leverage play dates into high vectors of user growth [or some corporate gobbeldy gook here] isn't going to assist things. Call it a chast.
(Via Wall Street Journal)